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SKIPPA / Re: Stop Failed Error.
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:18:57 PM »
I had lots of errors so I replaced the hard disk. It has been going strong ever since.

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Beyonwiz / Re: Can not retrieve channel map
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:08:04 PM »
I've seen the same behaviour. I assumed it was because I had recently replaced the hard disk, but apparently not.

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SKIPPA / Re: All Timers gone from Skippa
« on: May 03, 2017, 09:16:24 PM »
Perhaps your Skippa has All Timers disease.

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Announcements / Re: IceTV API documentation
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:02:43 PM »
Try it without the Home.html.

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General Discussions / Re: Fake refund email from "iiNet"
« on: September 11, 2016, 03:56:30 PM »
Are we perhaps confusing iceTV and iiNet?

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SKIPPA / Re: No response from remote or buttons on Skippa
« on: February 08, 2016, 10:45:01 PM »
I bought mine from Jaycar. It is a bit over the top as it supplies 5 Amps and I had intended it as a general purpose bench supply, but I bought a programmable bench supply, so it now sits behind the Skippa.

http://www.jaycar.com.au/Power-Products-Electrical/Power-Supply/Switchmode-Open-Frame-%26-DIN-Rail/Powertech-Switchmode-Power-Supply-40-Watt-12V-3-3A/p/MP3165


I used the programmable supply to trouble shoot the Skippa power problems.


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SKIPPA / Re: No response from remote or buttons on Skippa
« on: February 07, 2016, 11:31:09 PM »
I solved this problem by reducing the supply voltage to 10.6V. I used an external supply that could be adjusted. This reduced the heat and solved the instability. It may not work for your system.

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SKIPPA / Re: Freezing causes and solutions?
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:31:29 AM »
I have had success in reducing the supply voltage to 10.5 volts. The Skippa no longer randomly reboots and it runs cooler. I still get an occasional reboot when flicking through channels, but no lock ups.

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IceTV EPG Content / Re: Coming Soon Useless
« on: December 18, 2015, 06:01:19 PM »
Why should Coming Soon be restricted to new shows?

Surely it is an indication of upcoming shows which some of us may not have seen yet.


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SKIPPA / Skippa rebooting itself
« on: November 25, 2015, 05:50:30 PM »
My Skippa has been rebooting itself every hour or so for a few weeks.

I suspected the inadequate heat sinking so I installed a fan. No improvement.

I then measured voltages. The supplied brick supplies 12.39 volts with no load. I reduced this to 11.4 volts by using an external bensh supply. No improvement.

I then went to 10.4 volts and have not had a reboot since.

My long term solution is to put some dioides in series with the supply to drop 2 volts or to get a different adjustable supply.

Incidently, the Skippa draws between 14 and 15 watts when operating normally. Switching to standby makes no appreciable difference to the power consumption. It seems that it just turns off the video feed and changes the front panel display.

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I thought we had all agreed to ignore him :)

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SKIPPA / Re: How to get recordings off the Skippa
« on: September 27, 2015, 07:01:50 PM »
In my Send To listing, all of the shares appear so it is easy to send it to Documents in my case. Setting up shares on Win 10 is a bit more complicated tahn earlier windows but is achievable.

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Topfield / Re: No Timers Since Daylight Saving
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:11:11 PM »
You could also try re-entering your username and password in the IceTV settings menu on the Toppy.

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IceTV EPG Content / Re: What Happened to MotoGP
« on: March 23, 2014, 03:19:48 PM »
My understanding is that it was removed at the last minute and moved to Fox. Apparently TEN will only televise the main race from now on.

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Humax / Re: ABC reception issues
« on: March 21, 2014, 08:43:06 PM »
It would seem that the receiver in the Topfield is more sensitive. Perhaps you could try an antenna booster amp.

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